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Seasoned chicken and pineapple slices flavored with a pineapple preserves and rum glaze make Pineapple Rum Glazed Chicken an easy recipe for grilling season.
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Grilled Pineapple Chicken Recipe

Our Grilled Pineapple Chicken Recipe will transport you to a tropical paradise. Chicken breasts and pineapple slices are seasoned then topped with a pineapple preserves and rum glaze and grilled to perfection. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Hawaiian
Keyword: chicken rum, pineapple chicken recipe, pineapple chicken,, rum chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 331kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin



  • Preheat grill for direct-heat grilling.
  • In small microwave-safe bowl combine pineapple preserves and spiced rum. Microwave until heated through, 1-2 minutes, depending on wattage of your microwave; stir and reserve.
  • In another small bowl combine oregano, ancho and kosher salt.
  • Season pineapple slices with 1/4 tsp. spice mixture. Brush with 2 Tbs. pineapple rum glaze. Grill until caramelized and heated through, turning once, 2-3 minutes. Reserve.
  • Season chicken breasts with remaining spice mixture. Grill chicken until juices run clear and meat thermometer reads 165F, turning once, and brushing with remaining pineapple rum glaze during last 5-7 minutes of grilling.
  • Top chicken with pineapple slices.


 Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
  • Replace rum with juice
  • Also delicious when made with boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves
  • No fresh pineapple? No worries, just use canned pineapple slices
  • Replace the ancho chile powder with chili powder or a pinch of red pepper flakes


Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 385mg | Potassium: 600mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 65mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg